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Industry Self-Regulation: A Game-Theoretic Typology of Strategic Voluntary Compliance

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  • Simon Ashby
  • Swee-Hoon Chuah
  • Robert Hoffmann

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We analyse the possibility of successful industry self-regulation in terms of the strategic interactions between industry members and government. In particular, this article presents a game-theoretic typology of generic self-regulatory scenarios and evaluates these in terms of the resulting likelihood of collective compliance. We discuss the advertising, press and life insurance industries in the UK as examples of the scenarios. Conclusions for corporate and public policy are offered.

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  • Simon Ashby & Swee-Hoon Chuah & Robert Hoffmann, 2004. "Industry Self-Regulation: A Game-Theoretic Typology of Strategic Voluntary Compliance," International Journal of the Economics of Business, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(1), pages 91-106.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:ijecbs:v:11:y:2004:i:1:p:91-106
    DOI: 10.1080/1357151032000172255
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    Keywords

    Industry Self-regulation; Voluntary Compliance; Game Theory; Public Goods; Collective Action; JEL Classifications: C72; D7; H11; K20; L51;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • K20 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - General
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation

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